The Art Museum is dedicated to being one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. In our 10 galleries art exhibits change throughout the year. At any given time you might enjoy watercolors, oils, textiles, sculpture, ceramics or photography. We also periodically feature selected exhibits from the Museum's permanent collections.
  Deane Ackerman, Foliage on Red, 2009, 35-1/2" x 31-1/2", colored pencil
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina



Michael Craig Smith, Watermellon Waterfall, 2015 Best in Show


Steve Jameson, Old Myrtle Beach Cottage with Palm, 2011, oil


Candy Chang, Before I Die






Winyah River Keepers Foundation Photo Contest Winners

May 8 - May 21, 2015

The mission of the Winyah River Keepers Foundation is to protect, preserve, monitor and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed. The winning photographs from the contest will be on display in the Reception Room. The categories are Wildlife, Scenic and Youth. The Horry Independent, Alternatives and Waccamaw Outdoors support the photograph contest.


Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild 18th Annual Juried Exhibition

April 30 - May 31, 2015

Always popular with area residents and visitors alike, the 18th annual WACG juried Exhibition combines works of professional and amateur regional artists. This springtime favorite offers a diverse display of oils, watercolors, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, etc. Over $2,500 in prize monies is awarded.


Steve Jameson: Ode to the Grand Strand

May 26 - September 13, 2015

Steve Jameson's representations of iconic Myrtle Beach landscapes provide a lasting impression of the Grand Strand's cultural history and evolution. Jameson has painted scores of old, orginal homes up and down the strand, mostly in Pawleys Island and Myrtle Beach. He spends hours surveying each structure, analyzing its composition, color, light and space to create an authentic watercolor or oil depiction conveying a specific time and place. Most of the houses he's painted have since been torn down.


Before I Die

May 26 - September 29, 2015

After losing someone she loved, artist Candy Chang painted the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans with chalkboard paint and stenciled the sentence, " Before I die I want to ______." Within a day of the wall's completion, it was covered in colorful chalk dreams as neighbors stopped and reflected on their lives. Since then, more than 500 Before I Die walls have been created in over 65 countries and over 30 languages by passionate people all over the world.

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Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 4 p.m.
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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